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Gramatica's first game as a Cowboy one to remember

The last two times Bill Parcells won a title, he switched kickers in midseason. Suddenly Martin Gramatica's game-winning FG in his first game takes on a new meaning, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: December 4, 2006, 4:34 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Not many Dallas Cowboys players were even paying scant attention to football the last time Bill Parcells coached a Super Bowl champion. But there were a lot of Cowboys in a happy visitors locker room Sunday evening who somehow knew that in both of Parcells' prior championship seasons, 1986 and 1990 with the New York Giants, he changed kickers midway through the schedule.

No one was ready yet to view what transpired here Sunday as an omen. But the fact that Parcells' ...

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